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Frank PatonSpecial Counsel

Frank Paton, Hunt & Hunt Lawyer
Frank Paton

For over 10 years, Frank’s clients have enjoyed his unfaltering commitment to providing commercially focused and responsive advice.

A member of our Asian and International Corporate practice group, Frank’s clients include both foreign corporations doing business in Australia, and Australian companies doing business overseas, particularly in Asia, India and the Middle East.

Frank applies his corporate and commercial law expertise to support his clients through potential acquisitions and investments, due diligence work, joint ventures, negotiating and documenting commercial transactions, drafting distribution and sponsorship agreements and many other contracts, and licensing intellectual property. He also provides general legal and business advice to major manufacturers and trading houses.



Some examples of Frank’s work include acting for an Australian corporation selling its business to a foreign corporation, protecting an Australian corporation's intellectual property when moving offshore, helping a leading Australian university enter into a joint venture in Asia, advising a Japanese corporation acquiring an automotive business, and a Thai corporation setting up a new business in Australia.

Given his extensive knowledge, Frank is a regular presenter at industry forums on commercial legal developments and often prepares training and manuals for his clients

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Melbourne Office
T: +61 3 8602 9212
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Areas of practice
  • Corporate advisory
  • General commercial
  • Education
  • Investment offshore, especially in Asia
  • University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts
  • Australian National University, Economics 1 and 2
Memberships and appointments
  • Member and former President, Law Institute of Victoria 
  • Executive, Australia China Business Council 
  • Former Chair, Australia Japan Society of Victoria 
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